Cleaning Stovetop Drip Pans

I rarely clean my drip pans. Instead, almost daily, I wipe them down to keep my stovetop clean; however, a couple times a year I take out my drip pans and soak them overnight in distilled white vinegar. The next morning it is easy to scrub off any hardened residue. I love easy when it comes to scrubbing! Plus, the magical vinegar leaves them so shiny! It always deters me from cooking on them for a couple hours so I can just admire their beauty. Sigh. However, sometimes, I need something a little stronger to get them clean. I have … Read more…

Cleaning Showers and Sinks with Vinegar

Did you know that vinegar has antibacterial properties? Naturally. According to Life Gaiam, it is a better choice than high-powered disinfectants that can create respiratory problems in us and even aid the growth of superbugs. Undiluted white vinegar, the kind you buy at the grocery store, kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of viruses! You can replace disinfectant wipes and sprays with undiluted white vinegar in a spray bottle. It is easy, natural, and cheap! (http://life.gaiam.com/article/why-disinfectants-and-antibacterials-are-overkill-5-health-safe-alternatives) In addition to disinfecting, I love how distilled white vinegar leaves surfaces shiny and scum-free! There are different ways you can … Read more…

In with the New, Out with the Old . . . Cleaning Products?

  I have A LOT of cleaning products (this isn’t even all of them). I like a clean house, but lately I have been counting the cost of the products I use: They are pricey They are smelly They make my dog hyperventilate They have a long list of chemicals I am not sure I should inhale . . . A few months ago, I took some small steps toward safer cleaning products: I use vinegar and water to clean floors, drip pans, and the coffee pot I use a mixture of dawn/vinegar to clean sinks and showers I bought … Read more…